Have you ever let fear hold you back from doing something that you really want to do? Sometimes, these things are small and really don’t have that much impact on our lives. But, so many times the things we’re afraid to do play more of a role in our life’s trajectory than we realize. And, when fear takes control, we’re almost always left with huge regrets.
In this episode of the Profit Cleaners podcast, we’re talking about fear, why it’s important to have it, and how you can actually use your fear to build momentum so that you can achieve what you really want in life.
Episode 13 of the Profit Cleaners is filled with great advice for keeping your mindset strong so that you can stay in control.
We’ll talk about things like:
- Why fear is inevitable and why you don’t have to get rid of it completely to be successful
- Our favorite mindset tactics that keep you in the driver’s seat so that you don’t have to live with regrets further down the road
- How to face your fears by not allowing it to consume you or take over your life
- The best practices for building momentum so that you can put fear in its place and take the next step forward
Episode 13: Overcome Your Fears with the Right Business Mindset
Through everyday generation of the human race, there has been a constant war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free, and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them. Really fear is not real guys. It's this idea that you have in your head. It's this illusion that gets in your way.
Grow your cleaning business, make more money, have more time. This is the Profit Cleaners podcast with your host Brandon Condrey and Brandon Schoen.
Hey everybody. What is up? Welcome back to another episode of the Profit Cleaners podcast. This is your host Brandon Schoen. I'm just doing another solo episode for you guys today. We're going to talk about mindset and some quick business mindset hacks that you can implement guys. And just a real quick one today, guys, I just want to encourage you guys kind of sharpen the ax for you as what they call it. So you can cut through that wood even better and cut through those actions and those things that you need to do to, to knock down that next pillar, to grow your business, whatever it might be, that's standing in your way. So guys, today's podcast again, just going to be a really quick one, just really going to be talking about overcoming fear and taking action and moving closer to your goals.
So guys, we'll just get right into it. Just some quick housekeeping, if you haven't subscribed to the podcast, please subscribe, hit that subscribe button and leave us a review. If you're getting value out of this, this one, just a real quick podcast. I know a lot of you guys are out there running your businesses as are we. And sometimes you get bogged down and you get stuck in the weeds and you get a little overwhelmed and you might be feeling anxious or fearful. And really that's the key word right there. I want to just elaborate on that. That word fear is so, so important to overcome that.
What I want to share with you guys a quick quote, that has helped me over the years that I've actually had this written down on one of my business boards in my offices for a long time, just really been real big letters. It says at the very top by Alexander the great, he says through every generation of the human race, there has been a constant war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free. And those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it or death takes them.
I'm going to say that one more time guys, through every generation of the human race, there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free. And those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it or death takes them. So again, that's Alexander the great and guys that has just been an inspiration to me, and it's helped me get through a lot of tough times, a lot of quotes like that from great leaders of the past, but you just think about it for a sec guys.
And it's like, what is that thing that's holding you up from success? Why aren't you successful yet? Maybe you are successful, but maybe you just start trying to reach that next level, whatever you define success as, right? And so what's standing in your way. And really a lot of times it's fear. A lot of times in my life I've looked back and it's fear of looking stupid, fear of messing up, fear of trying something and it totally failing and blowing up in my face, which has happened many times. And I think as an entrepreneur, you start to get used to that used to just taking swings and missing a lot. And that's actually a huge part of being an entrepreneur, right? It's just not giving up constantly developing your mindset. So you keep getting up. But I think as we get through our lives, when I talk to older people, at least, you know, the thing I noticed that I think there's a few things that people regret or have regrets about really that's the biggest thing is like, that's the one thing at the end of your life, you really can't do much about is regret. And so if you're wanting to start a cleaning business or any service business for that matter, but just be successful with the business and you maybe you've started doing that and haven't totally hit that goal yet. Maybe you're thinking about it, but there's some type of fear holding you up, whatever that might be. I just want you guys to think for a second fast forward to maybe whatever the end of your life might be kind of a crazy thought, but think about looking back on your life and would you have any regrets, right. And would there be anything that stood in your way if there was, if you could go back and do that, I know there's quite a few times that I've heard people that are literally on their deathbed. That's one of the biggest things they regret is not spending more time with family, friends and regretting just not doing something big. They really want to do accomplish X or Y or whatever it was a business. And so those are some of the things just not spending enough time and not doing something right. Not taking action.
And a lot of times, guys, it's just fear, right? Which really is this invisible force that we can't even explain it, you know, for different acronyms for it, false expectations appearing real. There's all sorts of different ways. People phrase it, but really fear is not real guys. It's this idea that you have in your head, it's this illusion that gets in your way. And so when you think about that quote, when you are able to conquer that fear, another way a mentor, one of mine told me at one time was, think of fear as like this big black bull in the bullfighting ring or a black horse, whatever it is, but it's just like this wild horse or this wild bull in the arena. Right. And you're looking at it and it's, if you just stand there, it's gonna come at you and it's gonna take your life, right? It's gonna charge you. It's gonna buck you or whatever it is. But if you can look at that fear head-on, and you can face that fear and you can move towards that fear as scary as it is, you can face it the faster that you face, that fear the faster that you face it head on. And you can actually think of it back to the horse or the bull. You can jump on that horse or jump on that bull and ride it right. And you can actually overcome fear by facing it, head on and not hiding from it and not. And I think if you were in a big arena and there was a horse or a bull that was chasing you, the worst thing you could do would be cower in the corner or just stop and turn away, right. Then you're totally vulnerable. The fear can and will take you.
So guys, I just want you to think of that analogy of anytime. There's something that you're fearful of doing, whether it's taking an action, whether it's picking up the phone, whether it's calling a customer, whether it's hiring that next employee, whatever it is in your business that, you know, you need to do that maybe you're feared for awhile or you're fearful of doing cause you're whatever, whatever the reason you're fearful of screwing up guys, that's okay. That's how it is as entrepreneurs. We all have those emotions and those feelings and the most important thing is to face those fears head on. And the sooner you do that, the better obviously, right?
There's another quote by Dale Carnegie that I love. It says "inaction breeds doubt and fear, action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy". Okay. And Dale Carnegie, another really great author written a ton of books, how to win friends and influence people. A lot of really great mindset books definitely pick up some of his books, but just that line right there, inaction breeds doubt and fear. And when you think about it guys, when you don't take action, that's when you become more fearful, right? That's when you're not talking about anything, you're not facing the fear. You're not actually doing anything. So it just builds and builds and builds on you and it overwhelms you and it bogs you down and actually overwhelms you to the point where you take no action at all, because it just gets so heavy. Right?
I remember another time Tony Robbins. I mentioned him on this podcast a few times. Obviously he's a big, big inspiration to me as well as a lot of entrepreneurs, the kind of thing I always remember him teaching was if you're ever in a slump, if you're ever, and I've mentioned this on past podcasts, but it's always about taking massive action. He's like, if you ever want to get somewhere, if you ever want to get those results, how do you achieve those results? It's massive action, which creates momentum. Right? And that's the key in business. If you can get momentum just by taking any action, take massive action towards whatever you're trying to do. If it doesn't work over there, try it over here. If it doesn't work over there, try it over that. Just keep taking action. Keep trying to knock away at that. That's going to create momentum. Momentum is like the magic golden key of business. Because once you get that momentum, it starts to build your belief. And when you build that belief, you're able to take more action because you start to see that momentum. You start to see those results. And so that causes you inevitably to just want to take more action. So you take even more action, right? It's just like this cycle. And then the end of that cycle is results.
So guys it's just like facing that fear, taking that action, whatever it is you need to do to grow your business. Think about whatever that thing is. You've been putting off, whether it's revising, you're setting up a new software, hiring a new employee, whatever it is that you've been like putting off. And you're just like, I know I need to do that, but I'm fearful of this. Or it might hurt my business or what I'm scared of what happened over here. That's probably something you should move forward towards. If you become anxious or fearful about it, move towards it, right. Move towards that fear as scary as that sounds, move towards it and move towards it faster than you ever could imagine. Because the faster you do that, the faster you conquer that fear, the faster you take, you realize that actually it wasn't something to be fearful of at all and you overcome it. And then you get more belief and you get more momentum and you get more results and you start taking more action. And it's just this amazing cycle. So there you go, guys.
Another quote from Babe Ruth, he says, don't let the fear of striking out, hold you back. Think of how many home runs Babe. Ruth hit, right? And here he is saying, don't let the fear of striking out, hold you back. And I'm pretty sure he used, struck out more than most baseball players. I don't know what the stats are on that, but he definitely did swing and strike out more than most baseball players ever did, but he also hit more home runs. And that's the key guys is you got to always be swinging, constantly be swinging in order to hit those home runs. Yeah. It's base hit base, hit 10 base hits in a row and then a home run, right? So not every day, you're going to hit a home run, not every week or month even. Right. But it's just that getting those constant base hits, getting that new customer, getting that next piece of progress in your business. And don't let that fear of striking out, hold you back because you're going to strike out. And if you're striking out, that's a good sign. That means you're in the game. Right? So be in the game, guys, be striking out. If you're not striking out, you're not in the game enough, right? You need to get back in the game more. You need to be striking out a lot more. You need to be getting uncomfortable. The more you get uncomfortable, the more progress you're going to make, the more you get comfortable being uncomfortable. As weird as that sounds, the more progress you're going to make.
One last quote I want to leave with today by Theodore Roosevelt. Actually, this one goes back for me back to when I was like a teenager. And I actually had this on my desk as a teenager growing up. And it's really driven me for all these years, but going back to just being in the arena and taking that action. And here it goes by Theodore Roosevelt. He said, it is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who was actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming, but who does actually strive to do the deeds? Who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions who spends himself in a worthy cause who at the best knows in the end, the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
So guys, I'll leave you with that today. Don't be one of the cold and timid souls that know neither victory nor defeat. Guys don't have regrets at the end of your life. When you do look back, make sure this time in your life is not a time that you look back and regret, not starting a business or not scaling it and growing it and putting everything you have into it, going all in to grow it to the next level guys. This is the time now is the time there is no time like the present. So get out there guys, grow your businesses, grow your cleaning businesses to that next level. Let's do this together. We're going to be growing our business. We'll be doing it alongside you guys and hopefully sharing the journey together. So I'm happy to be on this journey with you guys together.
Thank you so much again, for all your support, guys, all your questions, all of our customers, and just people reaching out on the podcast. Thank you guys so much. We're so grateful for you guys. And with that said, sign off today with all of that said, face your fears, guys, don't let that stop. You conquer those fears and be made free and conquer all those things that are to come. So thank you guys so much for listening today. We'll have some more fresh content coming for you soon, but hopefully that gets your mindset in check and just get you excited guys, to start taking action and start hitting those goals and getting to that next level. So thank you guys again. We'll talk to you soon.
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